Inside: This collection of spring math activities go perfectly with the spring theme. Each one works number recognition and counting skills that can be done with preschoolers at home or in the classroom setting.
Spring is in the air and I am so excited!
I love everything about this season – the frogs croaking in the yard, the caterpillars that will be delivered to our classroom, the seeds we will plant, and the nature walks we will take.
Spring officially enters our classroom in April after we return from spring break.
While colors start popping outdoors, our classroom becomes more colorful, too!
I found 10 fun, hands-on spring math activities that can be done in the classroom at the activity table or during small groups.
For those of you at home, these can easily be done at the kitchen table.
The chalk counting garden activity, however, is a fun outdoor activity that can be done during recess or in your driveway.
Each of these ideas provide opportunities to build number recognition and counting skills.
Free printables included!
10 Spring Math Activities for Preschoolers
Flower Counting: Make your own flowers and use them for a fun counting activity!
Ladybug Counting Craft: While making a ladybug, use a number line to count the legs before adding them to the body.
Fingerprint Counting: Download the free templates to create caterpillars, ladybugs, and flowers. (Fun Handprint Art)
Chalk Counting Garden: Create an outdoor garden using chalk and count the petals on the flowers. (Fantastic Fun and Learning)
Count the Raindrops: Download the free printable for a fun number recognition and counting activity. (School Time Snippets)
Fruit Loops Rainbow Counting: Use the ten frame rainbow cards to practice counting 1-10. (Preschool Play and Learn)
Flower Counting Booklet: Give each child their own personal book to work on counting and fine motor skills – free printable.
Playdough Counting Garden: Same idea as the chalk counting garden, except this one uses playdough. (Fantastic Fun and Learning)
Five Green Speckled Frogs Activity: Download the free printable and work on counting skills with this favorite finger play.
Music and Movement
5 Little Bunnies: Download the free printable puppets to use while reciting this spring finger play. (Let’s Play Music)
Frogs Counting Game: Create a simple pond and then count the number of spots on the dice, adding that many frogs to it. (Rainy Day Mum)
Counting with Spring Flowers: Identify the number on the card and add that many flowers to the strip of paper. (Powerful Mothering)
Counting Carrots: Cut triangles for carrots and glue the number of green stems that correspond to the number on each one. (Housing a Forest)
Egg Cracking: This easy to set up activity works on fine motor skills along with counting and number recognition. (Modern Preschool)
Frog Counting Activity: Make your own lily pads out of foam, number them, and add the appropriate amount of frogs to each one. (Early Learning Ideas)
Counting Caterpillars: This activity works on color and number identification, sorting, patterning, and one-to-one correspondence.
More math ideas for preschoolers:
Looking for more spring math resources?
Ladybug Number Sense Activities
Developing number sense is important for preschoolers. These ladybug math activities are fun and can easily be implemented in math centers or during small groups.